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Poster: PhillipWilkerson Date: Dec 19, 2007 1:44pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Are the download counters permanently broken?

Why haven't the download counters been incrementing? It seems like they have been broken for a long time.

Am I the only person who cares?

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Poster: Clinical Archives Date: Dec 20, 2007 4:43am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: Are the download counters permanently broken?

The same problems with download counters a long time...

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Poster: david turgeon Date: Dec 19, 2007 1:57pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: Are the download counters permanently broken?

you're not the only person who cares.

personally i'm not adding any new releases for now, waiting for this to be fixed...

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Poster: bbanyard Date: Dec 19, 2007 11:56pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: Are the download counters permanently broken?

I think it must be at least a month by now.

I'm holding back on releasing the next album on my label until this is sorted.

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Poster: take pills Date: Dec 23, 2007 6:38am
Forum: netlabels Subject: re: alternatives, solutions to the archive

Maybe they could just take them down altogether? It would be better than people judging you by your downloads when they don't even work.

For an alternative,
People are putting their sounds up on http://sonicsquirrel.net/
but I haven't given much time into figuring it out yet. Anyone else put things up to sonic squirrel?

Also other possibly temporary, pain in the ass solutions could be putting it on zshare, megaupload, mediafire, or here is a link and you could pick one yourself
http://www.google.com/search?q=file+hosting
The thing is I don't know how long it wil stay on their servers. So the shotgun approach is the best I'd say. It's how humans still exist too.

It's a shame about the archive cause I really dig it. Do they need money? Maybe they could start a drive like wikipedia? I would help out and I'm sure plenty of other people would too.

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Poster: bbanyard Date: Dec 24, 2007 12:08am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: re: alternatives, solutions to the archive

Thanks for the explanation Tracey - sounds like it should be running near-perfectly in a couple of month's time.

Not sure why people are planning to jump ship and get their files hosted elsewhere - the idea behind the archive is such a good one - to build up a permanent and lasting record of all manner of electronic media - that to go elsewhere would be pretty foolhardy.

As I've said before to other whingers - yes it might be currently a little shaky, but the archive is free and we all need to fully support it if it's going to achieve its goals.

Merry etc and happy whatchamacallit.

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Dec 23, 2007 12:17pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: re: alternatives, solutions to the archive

hi yall,
we'll get the download counts fixed up have no fears.

there's been some issues to delay reliability, SE stability, and download counts:

1) we've been switching to a "should be faster" http backend server on some of our machines. that's making updating download counts a bit trickier until we finish (soon!) the parsing code.

2) we had a lot of server upgrades we had to do unscheduled, right around thanksgiving.

3) we are upgrading our "fleet" of servers to a new OS. that has caused some stability issues as we've had to sort out some issues only seen under heavy load.

4) we've *massively* upp-ed our bandwidth. so suddenly some servers are serving out "hot" items so fast they are swamping servers temporarily until we can get to it. this plus the faster http server in 40 of our most recent nodes mean some items are ruining the fun for the rest for periods of time.

5) holidays -- we are shortstaffed. it's a holiday weekend and i'm writing this from boston! (nuff said ;-)


so bear with us the best you can.
i honestly think we'll be in good shape mid jan, early feb at the latest. we should be serving faster than we ever have. we have figured out most of the stability issues and done most critical upgrades, so we can start rolling out the data server upgrades soon once we are all back in SF...

happy holidays, please copy to other threads as you like!
--tracey, webmistress

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Poster: Westwind Multimedia Date: Jan 4, 2008 7:31am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: re: alternatives, solutions to the archive

Thanks tracy

wish you had posted this sooner?

but I see your all very busy!

hope it works out but have not been hearing good thing about that OS upgrade! watch your back end, seems to work OK for awhile then goes nutts again! if it's the OS upgrade that I think your trying to do? hang in there there is a fix on the way!

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Poster: wwwhatsup Date: Dec 30, 2007 11:07am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: re: alternatives, solutions to the archive

Fair enough.

Congrats on the Pats!

joly

punkcast.com

PS. Might want to put some kind of announce about this on the page templates.

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Poster: take pills Date: Dec 20, 2007 1:17am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: Are the download counters permanently broken?

Seriously!
It's really annoying!!!! The archive.org is really slipping. First the servers being down around thanksgiving for a week or more. Being incredibly slow in general fairly often. Especially of late. And periodically the download stats being frozen (which is all we really have to go by). Not like we can pay for our 30 year mortgages, declining way of life, or incredible health cost with download stats, but...

Wish I could say that it's just because the archive.org has been incredibly popular. In reality I know that most people nowadays are misdirected into low frequency, popular wage slave, pay up with suffering racket scheme memes. (tv, media, housing, monsanto gmo food, itunes store, new apple/mac rumors / updates, etc..)
So not much interest in efficiency or what works very well in general today.

Is there any other world philanthropists with a noble world mission on the internet? Because I am just about ready to go elsewhere with all 86 albums I have contributed to the creative common good of all.

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Poster: PhillipWilkerson Date: Dec 20, 2007 4:14am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: Are the download counters permanently broken?

Let me know where you go...

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Dec 20, 2007 7:28am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: Are the download counters permanently broken?

Unfortinately trying to find a place to hold unlimited amounts of files of any kind forever is impossible. I can say that the last few times they fixed this? the download counts were updated, so I believe they might be again.

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Poster: series group Date: Dec 20, 2007 7:27am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: Are the download counters permanently broken?

it rains also here in SERIES media